Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Endurance doping: Time to draw a line in the desert sand?

Horsetalk.co.nz - Full Article

By Neil Clarkson on Jun 20, 2013 in Equestrian Sports, News

People do not need to be rocket scientists to realise how easily a sport’s reputation can be damaged by drug scandals.

One only has to look at cycling to see how repeated and high-profile drug infractions can trash a reputation. Once lost, recovering that reputation can be a long and difficult process. The commercial damage can also be considerable, as sponsors tend to see little value in supporting a tarnished sport.

The sport of endurance is facing just such an uncomfortable truth: that if it does not start to make serious inroads into drug infractions in the Middle East, the sport’s reputation could well sustain lasting damage...

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